What is Seated Shiatsu? 

Focusing on Back, Neck & Shoulders


Based on the same principle of Shiatsu, a Seated Shiatsu session will work on pressure points on the head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and back. It helps to improve the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems while, at the same time, reducing blood pressure. As toxins are also released into the bloodstream it is important for the client to drink plenty of water to encourage their elimination. The client is seated on a specially designed ergonomic chair which provides support at key areas (forearms, chest, buttocks, knees and head) to allow as full and relaxing a posture as possible.

Seated Shiatsu (private sessions) 

Standard Rate - £35/30 min - £60/1hr (or £150 for 3 sessions)

A seated shiatsu will focus on Neck, Back and Shoulders, and works by applying pressure to acupressure points allowing stagnant or overactive energy to flow throughout the body. This allows the body to re-balanced. It can also help with:

  • Headaches

  • Neck strain

  • Stress

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Trapped nerves

  • Tennis elbow

  • Arthritis

  • Shoulder stiffness and Tension

  • Speed recovery from upper back/shoulder injuries (e.g. dislocated shoulder)

  • High Blood pressure

The overall intention of the session is to promote a sense of well-being in the client whilst at the same time helping to reduce stress levels, allowing tense muscles (particularly in the neck and shoulders) to relax and to promote a feeling of alertness and clarity of thought. A feeling of sleepiness is but temporary and is achieved by the client allowing his or her body to relax.



"Francesco's treatments were extremely useful in aiding my rehabilitation after a trapped nerve in my neck. The sessions also encouraged me to explore and manage negative patterns which were contributing to the injury, especially in terms of boundaries and letting go of work and life pressures. It was an essential healing space at a stressful time in my life. During and after each session I felt very much listened to, grounded and calmed."

Grainne Foster